Competitiveness Council (28-29 November 2019)

On 28 November, The Council will be invited to agree its position (general approach) on two legislative proposals: directive on representative actions for consumers and the directive on country-by-country reporting. Ministers will also debate the external dimension of European competitiveness.

On 29 November, the Council will adopt conclusions on space solutions for a sustainable Arctic and Ministers will also debate on ways of fostering a sustainable space economy. In the afternoon, the Council will be invited to agree partial general approaches on several initiatives: European Institute of Technology (EIT), the strategic innovation agenda of the EIT (TBC), recitals and annex IV of the Horizon Europe regulation on the future Euratom research programme and future Euratom research programme (TBC). In addition, the Council will adopt conclusions on the updated EU bioeconomy strategy. Over lunch, ministers will exchange views on the contribution of Horizon Europe to attracting private research and development investments for sustainable growth.

Call for Tender: Study on the application of the Orphan Work Directive

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Press Release: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call 2019-2 closed: 95 proposals to compete for EUR 25 million EU funding

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom 2019–2 call in support of European Digital Service Infrastructures in the areas of Cybersecurity, eHealth, eProcurement, European e-Justice, European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs and the Public Open Data is now closed. Ninety-five (95) proposals were received, requesting a total of EUR 54.888.829 for EUR 25.000.000 of available funding.

UPDATED – Meeting of the Horizon 2020 Commission High-level Expert Group for SRIA on Innovating Cities (main group)(06-07 June 2019)

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Press Release: Juncker Plan supports online financing for small and medium companies in Germany

creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a pioneer in online SME financing in Germany, launches a diversified debt fund for institutional investors supporting German SMEs. The European Investment Fund (EIF) will be a cornerstone investor, using resources from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan.

Press Release: Juncker Plan: EIB provides funding of up to €20 million to Bitmovin

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing financing of up to €20 million to Bitmovin, an innovative developer of video streaming technology. The company powers world-leading video streaming services offered directly to viewers over the internet, otherwise known as “over-the-top” (OTT) media services. Its clients include the BBC, fuboTV, Hulu Japan, RTL and iFlix.

Call for Feedback: Draft Document on DIHs in the Digital Europe Programme

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OPP Meeting Summary: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council – AI in education (08 November 2019)

The summary of the debate is now available.

Strengths, innovation potential and global competitiveness of the European cultural, creative and audiovisual industries

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Call for Tender: International alliance for a human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence

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Press Release: Final EGNSS calls open under Horizon 2020

Four new innovation actions, with a total budget of EUR 21 million, opened under the Horizon 2020 call ‘EGNSS market uptake 2019-2020’ on November 5. Dealing with EGNSS applications for pre-commercial procurement and fostering digitisation, smart mobility, societal resilience and environmental protection, these are the last Horizon 2020 calls before the launch of its successor framework programme – Horizon Europe. The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020.

UPDATED – Continuously open call for application for the selection of members of the Commission Experts Group on Radio Equipment

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Event: Cities of the Future 2019 (CoF 2019) International Brokerage Event (Brussels, 08 November 2019)

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) with the support of the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance for Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II” has the honour to invite you to the Cities of the Future 2019 (CoF 2019) International Brokerage Event, in Brussels on 8 November 2019.

The event will target the following  Horizon 2020 upcoming calls: Factories of the Future (FoF), Robotics and AI for Manufacturing, Next Generation Batteries, Automated Road Transport, Green Vehicles, Mobility for Growth, Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities, Energy – Efficient Buildings (EEB), Smart Energy Systems and Consumers, Circular Economy, Raw Materials, Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE).

Event: Digitalization of Knowledge and Industrial Technologies – towards Horizon Europe (Bologna, Italy, 07 November 2019)

The “Digitalization of Knowledge and Industrial Technologies – Towards Horizon Europe” event, organised by the University of Bologna, is a unique opportunity aimed to present a mutli-discliplinary perspective to one of the most important topic that will shape our future.

The event will be closed by Peter Droell the EC Director of DG-RTD.F “Prosperity”, whose directorate includes among the others Industry 5.0 and Materials for Tomorrow units, Harald Hartung the EC Head of Unit DG-RTD.E.4 “Fair Societies & Cultural Heritage”, and Anne de Baas EC Policy Officer of DG-RTD.F.4 “Materials for the Future”, that will provide an insight of what we should expect in the next years moving towards Horizon Europe.

Press Release: Juncker plan: EIB finances research and development of Prophesee

Original title: Plan Juncker : la BEI finance la recherche et développement de la société Prophesee

La Banque Européenne d’Investissement annonce avoir signé un accord de financement avec Prophesee, société française basée à Paris, spécialisée dans la conception de capteurs révolutionnaires de vision neuromorphique et algorithmes d’intelligence artificielle. Cet accord prend la forme d’un prêt de 20 millions d’euros destiné au déploiement commercial international (Europe, Chine, Japon et USA) de Prophese  et à la finalisation du développement de sa 4e génération de capteur qui permettra d’atteindre les marchés de l’IoT et de l’automobile en 2020 et 2021

Event: Dissemination and Exploitation in Horizon 2020 Actions (Brussels, 22 October 2019)

Under Horizon 2020, an exploitation and dissemination plan in the proposal needs to incorporate detailed dissemination and exploitation (D&E) strategies, clearly defining how research results will be implemented and how they will impact on the market, on future developments and policymaking.

The target public are researchers, administrative staff, dealing with the dissemination/exploitation part of Horizon 2020 proposals/actions, or current/future proposal writers that want to broaden their knowledge about this part of the Horizon 2020 proposal.

Call for Tender: Review and update of the International Digital Economy and Society Index (I-DESI)

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Agenda: Research Working Party meeting – morning only (25 October 2019)

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Event: Beyond Privacy: Learning Data Ethics – European Big Data Community Forum (Brussels, 14 November 2019)

Big Data Analytics helps organisations, communities and individuals harness the value of growing amounts of data. According to recent forecasts, in 2025, the digital economy will multiply by 10 the volume of data now generated. While, on the one hand, this widespread use of data enables us to create more efficient and effective products and services, and fuel economic growth, on the other hand, this vast potential has created a new range of ethical challenges.

This event is organised by four EU-funded research projects focused on privacy protection technologies, transparency, legal compliance: e-SIDES, SODA, SPECIAL, WeNet.

Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Nanotechnologies, Advanced materials, Biotechnology, Advanced manufacturing and processing’

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Call for proposals: Digital diagnostics – developing tools for supporting clinical decisions by integrating various diagnostic data

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Call for proposals to set up a “European Digital Academy”

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Call for proposals: Support for Development of European Video Games 2020

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Call for tenders: European Digital Media Observatory

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Agenda: Working Party on e-Law (e-Justice) (8 October 2019)

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